Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...

Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine

Coast Guard investigates death of mariner in Hurricane Sound, Maine
VINALHAVEN, MAINE- The Coast Guard is investigating the death of a mariner discovered in the water alongside his unmanned fishing boat in Hurricane Sound. At 1:43pm, Coast Guard Station Rockland received a report from a Good Samaritan aboard a lobster boat who had discovered the incident. Coast Guard Station Rockland immediately launched a Response Boat Small. Maine Marine Patrol diverted two vessels...

Coast Guard aircrew assists police in locating criminal suspect in Oregon

Coast Guard aircrew assists police in locating criminal suspect in Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew assisted the Cannon Beach Police Department in locating Jessica Smith, a suspect wanted by local law enforcement, Sunday. The aircrew’s flight mechanic spotted Smith about 15 miles east of Cannon Beach around 5 p.m. and relayed her position to local law enforcement personnel who subsequently apprehended her. The Cannon Beach Police Department requested the...

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard issued a notice of 13 safety violations, including four especially hazardous condition issues, to the crew of a fishing vessel during a joint law enforcement boarding with the Oregon State Police in Tillamook Bay, Sunday. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay boarding team members identified numerous safety violations aboard the fishing vessel Jimco and the Coast Guard...

Northeastern Ohio Coast Guard unit cites boaters for boating under the influence

Northeastern Ohio Coast Guard unit cites boaters for boating under the influence
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and the Mentor–on-the-Lake, Ohio, police cited a boater for operating a boat under the influence of alcohol and cited another passenger on the boat for simple possession, Thursday afternoon, in the vicinity of Mentor Harbor. At about 2 p.m., while conducting a recreational safety boarding, a boarding team member from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, noticed empty...

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards work together to protect shared border

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards work together to protect shared border
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police concluded a two-day joint law enforcement operation Sunday along the shared international border at the St. Lawrence Seaway. Personnel from the RCMP’s marine unit in Kingston, Ontario, and Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, located on Wellesley Island, N.Y., conducted the patrols as part of the collaborative program known...

Coast Guard and RCMP conduct first Shiprider patrol of 2014 Great Lakes boating season

Coast Guard and RCMP conduct first Shiprider patrol of 2014 Great Lakes boating season
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police law enforcement boat crew conducted the first Shiprider patrol of the 2014 Great Lakes boating season, Thursday, in Lake Erie. The Shiprider Program allows U.S. and Canadian maritime law enforcement officers to embark together on joint patrols to integrate operations on and near shared maritime borders. Law enforcement officers from Coast...

Man sentenced for piloting commercial ships on the Great Lakes with fraudulent license

Man sentenced for piloting commercial ships on the Great Lakes with fraudulent license
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard investigation has led to the sentencing of a man by the Department of Justice for piloting commercial ships on the Great Lakes with a fraudulent Coast Guard license.  Mark Anselm, 37, of Clayton, New York, was sentenced to seven years in prison by a U.S. District Judge on Monday after having pled guilty to six felony offenses.  Inspectors with Coast Guard Sector Buffalo,...

Coast Guard, local, state agencies conduct joint strike force operation

Coast Guard, local, state agencies conduct joint strike force operation
BOSTON – The Coast Guard participated in a multi-agency strike force operation at Connelly Pier in Boston, Thursday. The operation helped enhance the safe movement of cargo and to deter and detect contraband moving through the port of Boston. The joint operation’s goal was to facilitate commerce while ensuring container regulatory compliance, identifying undeclared hazardous materials,...